Creation Essentials

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23 responses

23 responses to “Creation Essentials”

  1. Emmanuelle says:

    Notebook, pen, cup of tea and (very dark) chocolate. And a yoga mat nearby, just in case. Wish it could be everyday 🙂

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  3. I love it – a picture paints a thousand words and it even sparks the imagination!!!
    Great post my friend,
    Nancy

  4. CREATIVE BLISS: Seriously strong cappuccino with dense wet foam, dark chocolate covered marzipan, round cafe table, Bill Evans or Lionel Hampton playing in the background, tall windows, and a fine point black gel pen.

  5. Sal says:

    I don’t know about anyone else, but that coffee cup looks a wee bit empty. Time for a refill?

    I do like your mug, however. That is pretty sweet!

  6. I love how your mug gives you context for your creativity.

  7. cory says:

    Oh, your photo post is priceless, Jonathan! Ditto on a fresh gel pen, plus fresh paper(especially a new journal), fresh dark cocoa/coffee mix and acoustic guitar in the background (or the sound of the ocean — real, not recorded)

  8. Megz says:

    Jonathan!!
    Such a heart warming assortment should suffice any given day!!

  9. CrazyOnYou says:

    How do I show passion and the decision to make time? All of the rest is just tools and technique…

  10. Annette says:

    I have a photo of my great grandfather standing in front of the orchestra hanging next to my piano. I also have a picture of the Greek Muse Euterpe hanging next to me. She was the Muse of Music.
    A cup of tea and I am ready to create…..

  11. Sue says:

    Hi Jonathan,

    The basics of my creative tools are pretty much the same as yours and your other readers. I have my “special” mug with a peacock on it and a reminder to “cherish forever what makes you unique” and I like that mug filled with masala chai (I grind my own spices for the tea). I also have a favourite notebook and pen, a framed poster of Saraswati near my desk, and music in the background (Jesse Cook, Loreena McKennitt, or Deva Premal). My muse likes dark chocolate as her creative fuel, and if the chocolate is combined with something like ginger, or cardamon or marzipan, so much the better! Okay enough talking about the writing, it’s time to get writing.

  12. Decidedly old school, and great!

  13. Leave me with my mega-cup for coffee, a couple pair of pliers, jump rings and a ton of sparkly stuff! I’ll be creating for DAYS!

    BTW…that mug is absolutely wonderful!

  14. Niel Malan says:

    My creation environment:

    niel@acrux~$ gcc

    Decidedly geeky.

  15. Recently I’m a fan of my fountain pen over a pencil. Also, I enjoy paper cups for my coffee. If I don’t have anything to write/draw at the moment, then I get to doodle on my cup. 😀

  16. Awesome!

    Picture me sitting amongst a grove of trees, near water…breathing in fresh air. Then, I’m good to go.

  17. Contrarian says:

    Ahem … I didn’t see a glass of red wine in that photo? 😉

    “Wine is evidence that there is a God and he loves us.” –Benjamin Franklin

    – Contrarian

  18. Brigid Shute says:

    So simple and so true – nice photo!

  19. Christopher says:

    Lots of “W”s…

    Words of wisdom written on the walls all around me.

    And green tea with cayenne pepper.

  20. Love your creation essentials. Mine? My MacBook Pro + Someone in need = Ready to go! Thanks so much for your constant inspiration, Jonathan!

  21. A squalid tenement room with nothing but a shabby Formica table,
    a rickety wicker chair that is about to fall apart if I move in a certain way,
    a pencil with just enough lead exposed to write four pages in a moldy old coffee-stained composition book with my name on the front.. and we are ready!

    Thanks, Jonathan!

  22. So True! For me…it’s pliers, wire, stones, a big ole’ cup of coffee, and most importantly…natural light!

    P.S. – Absolutely LOVE that mug.